Morning Roundup: Amazon Pulls Access to Purchased Christmas Movies, Tablet Magazine Ship Sinking

By libertyc
December 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon Takes Away Access to Purchased Christmas Movie During Christmas (Boing Boing) Yes, Disney is stupid and evil for doing this. But when Amazon decided that it would offer studios the right to revoke access to purchased videos, they set the stage for this. *** Using YouTube to Educate…and [...]

Morning Roundup: Yahoo confirms $1.1B Tumblr acquisition

By Dan Eldridge
May 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

Yahoo confirms $1.1 billion Tumblr acquisition (CNET) Yahoo announced the news on Monday, saying that it “promises not to screw [Tumblr] up.” Yahoo paid $1.1 billion for Tumblr, and the company has confirmed that “substantially all of which is payable in cash.” When can a [...]

Social Site BookLikes is Now Open for Business

By libertyc
May 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

BookLikes has been in beta version for quite some time, but the website has now launched its full release. The site seems to combine different aspects of social media sites such as Tumblr and Goodreads to become a place for readers to share thoughts and reviews. BookLikes is not just limited to [...]

What does it take to turn your Tumblr into a book?

By libertyc
April 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Tumblr has millions of active users, creating 90 million new posts a day. There are informative sites, funny sites and reflective sites. Throughout the years, some of Tumblr’s sites have become so popular some have even gotten book deals – well, 70, to be exact. Tumblr CEO David Karp revealed [...]

Tumblr Brings Ads to their Mobile App

By libertyc
April 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Looks like no social media channel is immune to ads. Today, Tumblr joins the ranks with ads on their mobile devices. Here’s the announcement on their blog. They seem similar to Twitter promoted posts, and the Tumblr staff assures us we’ll only see them “every now and then.” Naturally, I [...]

Morning Links — Tumblr becoming an online lit destination

By libertyc
January 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Tumbler Now Nurturing Authors (Media Shift) eBook Sales Data, the Truth is Out There (Futurebook) Zinio Laucnes ‘Z-Pass’ Subscription Program (Good E-Reader) Courts Adopt Aggressive Approach in Cross-Border Internet Jurisdiction Cases (Michael Geist) Kindle Daily Deal: The Devil Colony [...]

When going gets tough, publishers turn to celebrity books and Tumblr blogs

By libertyc
July 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

It’s certainly a great age of uncertainty for publishers. These are the days when publishers, scared silly by Amazon’s price-chopping tactics, (allegedly) band together to try to put an end to them—and then get told that’s a big no-no and the Department of Justice will see them in court. [...]

DailyLit announces new distribution platform

By libertyc
March 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

From their blog: We’re bringing DailyLit books to Tumblr. In case you aren’t familiar with it, Tumblr is an innovative blogging platform that allows you to follow friends’ blogs and easily share posts. Tumblr joins DailyLit’s other distribution platforms: email, RSS, and Viigo. We’re [...]

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